Originally Posted by 2Curiosity9
Does the E11 improve the sound quality in any way? or is it just kinda like a volume adjuster?
All amps improve/modify sound to some extent, what amp is better is quite complex scenario, obviously quality of the components is an important thing obviously but also:
- Synergy with the headphones; some work better with some headphones than others
- Personal taste about how it should sound like, every1 got their own preferred bass quantity etc
- What's the intended usage; portable? for IEMs etc
For me I can't imagine any amp giving me more satisfaction for my Q40 headphones than ZO2.1 as both the synergy with the headphones is excellent (by default Q40 is very tiny bit U-shape unamped, with ZO2.1 it makes the midrange come more forward so it's quite in balance with the highs) as well as fitting my personal taste perfectly as I can configure the bass to be just as strong as I prefer it to be thanks to 32-lvl bass adjustment.
Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/29/12 at 12:54am